6.9 miles
Distance
1,299 ft
Climb
-1,443 ft
Descent
01:42:16
Avg time

Canaan Loop Track Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate

This is a very scenic and fun recreational ride that suits a variety of riders. While the main track is recreational in grade, there are lots of side loops, ramps, drops and log rides to keep more advanced riders happy too. About 1.5 - 2 hours of riding that does require a little bit of fitness and endurance at times.

The Abel Tasman National Park encompasses this area, and the surroundings are picturesque and stunning with awesome views, native bush, caves and sink holes. If making the venture this far in, its well worth the short walk down to Harwoods Hole. The ride starts with a climb up to the start of the Rameka Track which branches off to the left, then carries on through a slightly rougher section to Wainui Saddle. Here the track breaks away to the right and follows the contour of the valley around and down through some clever creek crossings and fun flowy track. Eventually there is another climb to the top of the hill and a fun decent back to the road, and then back around to the carpark.

Access Info

Drive to the top of the Takaka Hill road, looking for a road off to the north and signage for Canaan Road, and Harwoods Hole. Follow this 11km gravel road to its very end where you will find a carpark with toilets.

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More Stats for Canaan Loop Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -144 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,434 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,976 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,624 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,479 ft
  • Grade
    -0.394%
  • Grade max
    -34.384%
  • Grade min
    45.888%
  • Distance climb
    2.8 miles
  • Distance down
    3.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:42:16
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Dec 7, 2015 @ 2:27am
Dec 7, 2015
Canaan Loop Track, Nelson

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